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2643661 - Candidate Talent Pool - Recruiting Management


Within the 1805 release, our product management team has released a new feature called Talent Pool as part of the Candidate Relationship Management.

What is it?

Talent Pools are groups of contacts who may be suited to various job opportunities. Recruiters and Hiring Managers can search these as a more targeted method of candidate sourcing.

Why is it important?

Talent Pools are a great way to group candidates together to help your team filter, search, and manage candidates.


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In order to have this feature enabled, there are a few prerequisites:

  1. In Provisioning > Company Instance > Company Settings > enable "Enable Generic Objects“
  2. In Provisioning > Company Instance > Company Settings > enable "Role-based Permissions”
  3. In Admin Center > Manage Permission Roles > Administrator Permission > Metadata Framework: Enable permissions as required for the user
  4. In Admin Center >  Manage Recruiting Settings >  Check Enable Talent Pools

After enabling the feature, it is necessary to enable the related permissions:

Admin Center > Manage Permission Roles > Desired Role > MDF Recruiting Permissions > Enable the following permissions:

  • Pool
  • Pool Member
  • Share with Group
  • Share with Person


Admin Center > Manage Permission Roles > Desired Role > Manage MDF Recruiting Objects > Enable the following permissions:

  • Candidate Relation Management Status
  • Candidate Relation Management Status Map
  • Candidate Relation Management Status Set

Please note that once users are given MDF Recruiting Objects, it is expected behavior for the user to have Admin Center Permissions.
They will only be able to access Manage Data and see the objects they are permissioned to see. 
All other Admin Center permissions will not be provided to the end user per KBA 2090228


When working with talent pools, the users can create as many talent pools as needed, and can select the columns that will be displayed.

Display Options:


Creating a talent pool:

In case you don't have any Pipeline Status Structure, please read the KBA 2643646.

Recruiting Management > Candidates > Talent Pools > Create Talent Pool


Public Talent Pools will be shared with everyone who has permissions to Talent Pool feature (based on RBP)

Private Talent Pools can be visible only to owner, or the owner can choose to share the Pool with other users.


Only the owner of the Pool can edit attributes of the Pool or share it with other users.  Users who has been shared the Talent Pool can view the Pool and add members (candidates), but cannot edit.


Owner of a Private Talent Pool can choose to share the Pool with groups of users – using ‘Recruiting Groups’ as well.


Clicking on the Talent Pool name from the Talent Pool list page will bring up the Talent Pool Detail page showing all Members (candidates) who are in the Talent Pool.


It is possible to see all members, or members who are in different Pipeline Statuses.


For the members in the Talent Pool, the following Actions are available:

  • View Resume
  • Forward to Colleague
  • Forward to Job Requisition
  • Send Mail
  • Add to another Talent Pool
  • Change Status (in Pipeline)
  • Remove from Talent Pool

As for now there is now way to delete the Talent Pools created, however, talent pools can be archived by the creater of the talent pool.

To archive a talent pool, select it, and click on the options icon, and archive. You will receive a success message that the talent pool has been archived. Please note that once a talent pool has been archived, it cannot be made active again. 
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See Also


Candidate Talent Pool, Create a Talent Pool, Candidate Relationship Management, Recruiting Management, RCM, archive talent pool , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM , Recruiting Management , LOD-SF-RCM-CRM , Candidate Relationship Management , How To


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